William Shakespeare

26 Apr 1564 // 23 Apr 1616
Poet / Playwright


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Time and the hour run through the roughest day
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all
Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear
They do not love that do not show their love
There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so
There is no darkness but ignorance
The will of man is by his reason swayed
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream
The object of art is to give life a shape
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."